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that's darkened concert halls from new york to san francisco. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of the women who worked in a top-secret town in tennessee during world war ii. ray suarez sits down with the author of "the girls of atomic city." >> jane, one of the women i profile in the book, this is a very bright young woman who wanted to study engineering at the university of tennessee. no, i'm sorry. girl don't study at. she went on to be a statistician for the manhattan project. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ving our economy r 0 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporatiofor ublic broadcasting. and by contributions to youpbs statiofromiewe like you. hankou. >> ifill: the highest court in the land took on a major social issue today, t
to waste. those concerns have prompted san francisco and a handful of other cities to aim for a once unthinkable goal. zero waste. in 2009, san francisco became the first city in the country to require that residents and businesses alike separate from their trash come postable items like food scraps and recyclable goods like paper, metals and plastic into separate bins. that has led to a big reduction in the amount of garbage headed to the landfill according to san francisco mayor ed lee. >> we're proud of the 80% diversion rate, the highest in the country, certainly of any city in north america >> reporter: lee likes to talk garbage. he touts the fact that the city's recycling and come posting law has helped the city keep 80% of its waste out of landfills. the national recycling average is just 35%. but lee wants the city to go even further. >> i think the 80% we're not going to be satisfied with that, spencer. we want 100% zero waste. this is where we're going. >> so i chop and then maybe you make the omlette. >> reporter: san francisco residents think it's possible too. they are a
on san francisco's bay bridge and japan's recovery, two years on. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama went back to the capitol for a third day, biddi to build support for a long-term budget deal. he met today with both senate republicans and house democrats. but it was unclear how much headway he will be able to make. most republicans are balking at any additional tax hikes to cut the deficit. many democrats are opposed to substantial cuts in entitlement spending. the democratic led senate judiciary committee approved a new ban on assault-style weapons today. the bill would outlaw the sale of 157 kinds of semi-automatic weapons and limit ammunition clip sizes to 10 bullets. it passed on a party-line vote of ten to eight, with all republicans opposed. but it faces long odds in the full senate. the head of the transportation security administration is defending a proposal to allow small knives on passenger planes. the idea has provoked a backlash by pilots, flight attendants and others. but john pistole told a house hearing today
at san francisco's deyoung museum. a warning, some images in this story are disturbing. >> reporter: it was in 2003 when the u.s. invaded iraq, looking for weapons of mass destruction, american journalists who covered while the bush administration encouraged embedding and said it wasn't responsible for the safety of those not embedded, some journalists set out on their own to see what they could see without american mel tear supervision or restrictions. >> with iraq, this is what i knew about it before i went for the first time. >> reporter: thorn anderson and kale alford, ameri reed couple who live in texas were among the unembedded photojournalists who covered iraq back then. their san francisco exhibit "eye level in iraq" shows the result of their taking chances as they tried to find iraqis in situations apart from the troops. >> when you talk to an iraqi person and you're surrounded by these giant men with >> when you talk to an iraqi person and you're surrounded by these giant men with, you know, automatic weapons and flak jackets and helmets, they just cannot respond to you in
of an innovation focus we're seeing in many communities in the united states, including san francisco >> sheldon, is everyone there in that city using this gigabyte that's coming to their door? >> no, no, not yet. the local company that ran the fine tore the home is just li an oth seice provider. you have to sign up for their service in order to receive -- in order to receive that service a lot of people are still on some of the more traditional service providers like at&t and come cast and people like that so you have to subscribe to that service and the minimum that you subscribe to is 50 megas a second which is still really fast. >> sreenivasan: why do we always tend tolumpn irastcture when it comes to building the digital superhighway. why is not not an accurate analogy? >> i think it is an accurate analogy with broad band as far as analogies go. the thing that's important to emphasize is that the challenge that communities like chattanooga have is not actually the speed of what we call the last mile connection which is the fiber to the home or the cable to the home which would be sort of li
including phoenix, las vegas and san francisco all with double-digit price gains. joining us now the co-founder of the case schuller index, robert schuller. he's also economics professor at yale university. you know, robert, a lot of people are looking at these statistics if you'ra i home buyer or home searle, you'll come away with conclusions and if you're a home buyer you're saying maybe this is the time to buy that house because prices are going go up and if you're a home searle, maybe rethink holding off before selling because you mightet a better price. how should paid people strategize through this? >> it's very important to keep a distinction between the housing market and the stock market. momentum is much, much stronger in the housing market. so the fact that we just set a record on the dow means very little about the outlook for the stock market and that the increases we see in the housing market means a lot. it's not as efficient a market so this might be a time to accelerate a purchase of a home to g the increes tt are likely over the next year. are you at all worried that t
and the university of california san francisco, information gleaned from patients' genes may prove the key to identifying and treating a host of diseases, watkin's cancer among them. >> you know, you're not born to this world as a blank slate. you come into it with a certain genetic disposition. >> reporter: u.c.s.f. professor neil risch, the lead genetic researcher, says that his project and others that compile vast amounts of genetic information are on the verge of revolutionizing medicine. >> we can actually look to see how the genes that somebody has-- and they've had since they were born-- interact with environmental factors that actually work together to either increase or decrease risk of say heart disease or cancer or a whole variety of things. more than 200,000 kaiser patients in california over the last five years have volunteered saliva and blood samples for genetic analysis. those samples are processed at this kaiser lab using state-of- the-art robotic devices which extract d.n.a. >> this is the richest, largest, the most comprehensive data bank right now in the world. >> repor
in that state, my god, san francisco is the, you know, pretty much gay capital of the united states, they will will have to go back and lobby been and get prop 8 overturned. does that make sense to you from a legal perspective about how they will rule? >> it's going to be interesting. this may be a win-win in some sense for both sides, and the so-called doma defense of marriage act case, it would be very strange for the supreme court not to take the usual stance of courts when it comes to state issues, deferring to the state. and marriage is a state issue 100%. >> family -- all family law. >> all of family law. now -- so without getting into the technicalities, the way for the layperson to understand this is that the state defines marriage, once it defines marriage, how can the federal government treat two different marriages both lawful unequally? it may not have to reach the question of equal protection it. may go off on state's rights. we win. you win. >> it's kind of interesting, though. it took until 1967 for interracial marriage to be declared the law of the land. land, permis
it than support it. salvatore cordileone, archbishop of san francisco, is one of the co-authors of prop 8. he also chairs the committee on marriage of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops. >> why really, though, are we here? one simple reason -- marriage matters to kids. what could be more beautiful or even more sacred than a man and a woman coming together to create new life? >> reporter: in court tuesday, lawyers defending proposition 8 pressed that argument that it furthered the state's interest in procreation and child rearing to some skeptical justices. >> in california, coupleshat aren't gay, but can't have children, get married all the time. >> yes, your honor. >> the concern is that re-defining marriage as a genderless institution will sever its abiding connection to its historic, traditional procreative purposes. and it will refocus the purpose of marriage and the definition of marriage away from the raising of children and to the emotional needs andesires of adult >> suppose a state said "because we think that the focus of marriage should be on procreation, we're not going to
you look at these transcontinental flights, wh whr it's from san francisco or boston, the fares are about 50% higher than coach fares. this week, united airlines started changing out the business class on some of those transcontinental flights, putting in flat business class seats. there will be fewer in business class. and, by the way, the question becomes why are they doing this? it's all about selling a higher per scentage of business class flhts. what united has started, we're seeing now with other airlines following. later this month, we'll see the same from delta. later this year, american will follow. and then you have jet blue announcing that it will upgrade its transcontinental service with premium service next year. what do frequent fliers think about all of this? generally speaking, they like it. >> it's great. a lot of times, you have very, very long days. you can get rested up on these flights. >> i think it's nice if you can get the upgrade, you know. but for most people, it's goin to be touer with the airlines consolidating. >> and it will be tougher because there
. is there any-- did your reporting show any behind the screens action. >> nancy pelosi is in san francisco, the majority leader will be in they will ma for a civil rights march, harry reid is in washington. no work is expected. >> brown: th tel us. ed o'keeffe man verlee and karen kaslar, thank you all three. >> thank you. >> thank you. and you can find out how the cuts will affect two more communities: hampton roads, virginia, and st. louis, missouri. we've compiled reporting from our public media partners there. >> woodruff: local governments are facing their own budget woes. one in especially big trouble is detroit. the city faces audget deficit more than $300 milln, and has lost a quarter million residents in the past decade. today, michigan governor rick snyder announced plans to appoint an emergency manager to oversee the city's finances and operations. that would make it the largest u.s. city under state control. snyder spoke at a community forum today. >> it's time to say we should stop going downhill. it is time to say we need to start moving upward with the city of detroit. there
to san francisco, the housing shortage, i mean and starting to build a lot, it is not quite true in some other areas. >> rose: it is a regional thing. >> be 2 places that are fundamentally competitive on a worldwide basis come back, and the state of massachusetts, unemployment level i think is since and change now, and so you see this in our various markets so i think the ink knew at this, the innovation, the thing in america is, you know, you are seeing that come through, and i think that is helping funnel the discussion as we go forward, we still have work to do to get it right. >> rose: you are an inteational banker, americans get up and read about cyprus. tell us why we should be interested in cyprus. >> well, i think you have seen the markets react. >> rose: yes, that's true. >> the household net worth is back to a strong level and why should we be interested? i think it points out the difficulty of solving some of these countries who ended up with an economy and a financial system that got out of skew, so ire lan was a -- cyprus is a case set. greece andyprus have different elemen
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